"John Gardner was famous for his generosity to young writers, and (this book) is his . . . gift to them. The Art of Fiction will fascinate anyone interested in how fiction gets put together. For the young writer, it will become a necessary handbook, a stern judge, an encouraging friend."--The New York Times Book Review.Gardner, John is the author of 'Art of Fiction Notes on Craft for Young Writers', published 1991 under ISBN 9780679734031 and ISBN 0679734031.